Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Wow, it's been over a year since I've been on SP. I've got plenty of valid excuses though! One...a 4 month old baby girl who occupies about 99% of my day. Two...a recent military move to Maryland. Three...Sciatic nerve problems that have prevented me from being able to do any kind of exercise.
My life has changed so much in the past year. My life is no longer about ME. My family has grown, and my priorities have shifted from working out and eating well to squeezing in three decent meals a day while changing diapers, playing peek-a-boo, and singing nursery rhymes. My sweet baby, Cara Mia has been the sunshine in my life for the past 4 months. Really, to be fair, longer than that...she was the bright beacon in my day for the 41 weeks that I carried her in my belly and close to my heart. She's EVERYTHING to me, and she's high maintenance.
One goal for 2011 is to find BALANCE. I need to be able to fit everything into my day, including working from home, working out, eating well, caring for CM, and keeping the house decently clean.
With the end of 2010 came a very BIG Military Move to Maryland, a place I can call home for the next 3 years. I'm so excited! There is so much to see and do around here. Hiking trails, water activities, historical landmarks, etc. and I can't wait until the weather warms up so we can get outside and start exploring! We're an hour outside of D.C. and Baltimore, Annapolis, and other large cities, so the opportunity for fun is knocking on our door!
Of course with the new life, and the new year comes a great chance to make some life changes and resolutions. Sure, I have a few of the basic Eat Better, Exercise More, Create Balance ones...which is why I'm trying to commit myself back to SP. But I'm also resolving not to beat myself up about it if I happen to miss a day, or if I choose against my better judgment to have more than one piece of chocolate. I resolve to do the BEST I CAN, and strive to be consistent over time. Changes like this don't happen overnight, and I can't expect to be successful in my endeavors if I throw in the towel after one minor mistake here and there.
I think I've got a great support system built through my bestie, Steph, and my hubby, and my SP friends old and new (if they remember me!).
With lingering sciatic nerve issues, it's going to be medically necessary for me to start slow, and that's okay! I'm starting though, even by choosing this glass of water over an ice cold glass of Sweet Tea!